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Columbus Working With Browns, County To Build Center For Team's Training Camp

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The city of Columbus is working with the Browns and Franklin County on a "long-term deal to build a larger recreation center" near Ohio State Univ. that would host part of the Browns' training camp during the summer, according to Rouan & Reed of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Columbus Dir of Recreation ...

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MLS Commissioner Garber Visits FC Cincinnati

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11/30/16
Heat Offer Early Season-Ticket Renewal Option

The Heat this week sent a letter to season-ticket holders with an offer allowing them to "keep their season tickets for the next three seasons with no increase from current pricing," according to Anthony Chiang of the PALM BEACH POST. The deadline to take what the team is calling an "exclusive ...

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11/30/16
Golden Knights Owner Pleased With Merch Sales

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11/29/16
Dodgers Deny Report Of MLB Debt Mandate

The Dodgers "insist that their business model is thriving and they are under no orders" from MLB to "curtail debt, despite a report that indicated otherwise ," according to Doug Padilla of ESPN LA. A report in the L.A. Times on Saturday "revealed through an unnamed source that the Dodgers are 'hund ...

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11/29/16
NHL Panthers' Firing Of Coach Marks New Direction

The Panthers on Sunday night fired coach Gerard Gallant, and with the move their "purge is nearly complete of the smart hockey lifers" that Dale Tallon assembled as GM before being promoted to President of Hockey Operations last spring, according to Dave Hyde of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. The " ...

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11/29/16
Kings Take Dynamic Pricing To Next Level

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11/29/16
Report: N.Y. Cosmos Ceasing Operations

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11/29/16
Franchise Notes

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11/28/16
Dodgers Face Mandate To Reduce Debt

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11/28/16
49ers' Struggles Causing Losses For Fans

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